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    July 14, 2011
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don't call my bluff, a frustrated president obama reportedly blows his top as the debt talks drag on don't call my bluff, a frustrated president obama reportedly blows his top as the debt talks drag on and on. under fire, the phone hacking scandal may prompt an investigation of rupert murdoch here in the u.s. and a dramatic victory. the u.s. women's soccer team is headed to the world cup finals for the first time in 12 years. >> oh the goal, an explosion! we win! usa! captioning funded by cbs
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>> good morning >> good morning on this thursday, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the increasingly tense talks to reduce the deficit and raise the debt limit. another meeting is scheduled for today. at yesterday's sitdown the talk was blunt with president obama telling republican congressional leaders "don't call my bluff." joel brown is in washington with the latest. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. by all accounts this was a tense session yesterday at the white house, both sides losing patience a bit. this was the longest white house session yet and still no progress to report. president obama will sit down with republicans again today, after a contentious meeting on wednesday. aides close to the debt ceiling negotiations say when house majority leader eric cantor pressed for a short term deal the president said "enough is enough. we have to be willing to compromise," and then ended the meeting. lawmakers have less than three
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weeks to get a deal done. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says if the debt limit isn't raised by august 2nd -- >> there would have to be significant cuts in social security, medicare, military pay or some combination of those. >> reporter: but some republicans believe the obama administration is using scare tactics to pressure the gop. >> president obama, quit lying. you know darned well that if august 2nd comes and goes, there's plenty of money to pay off our debt. >> reporter: some republicans are threatening to let the nation go into default if more spending cuts aren't made but leaders within the gop think that plan could backfire. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell thinks it needs to be raised, warned leaders failure to do so would promise obama's re-election next year, he even proposed a last-minute proposal giving the president the power and ability to raise the debt ceiling. >> it would be viewed as an
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opportunity. >> reporter: with negotiations at a standstill, moody's investor service is reviewing the u.s. bond rating for a possible downgrade the president is giving the debt limit talks one more day. if a compromise can't be reached on a broad debt limit deal by friday, the president says he will push for a debt limit accord that does not include taxes or spending cuts. >> joel let's go back to yesterday's sitdown at the white house. exactly how heated did things get? between the president and republican leaders? >> house majority leader eric cantor said president obama grew very agitated and ended the meeting abruptly saying he had sat there long enough. democrats say the account is overblown that the president did not leave abruptly simply making an impassioned plea for compromise. depends on who you talk to. >> joel brown, thank you. now to campaign 2012. sarah palin says she'll announce whether she is running for president by late august. during a broadcast interview palin said she is confident she
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has common sense and is thinking of offering herself in the name of service, but said she could support someone else. so far, though, she says that candidate is not in the republican field. >> if there are those who are out there willing to serve with good executive experience who have that service heart and know not to be so obsessively partisan that they can't just do what's right for the people who have elected them then i would certainly find that person and support them to do all i can to be sure they defeat barack obama in 2012. i'm not wholly confident we have that filled set yet. >> palin said again that she thinks she could win against president obama. a suspect is under arrest in the shocking murder of a young boy here in new york. funeral services were held yesterday for 8-year-old leiby kletzky. his murder shocked the close knit jort dox yort dox jewish
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community. on monday he was walking alone from his first day at day camp. he got lost and asked for directions. the man he asked levi aron murdered him and mutilated his body. so far there is no motive. in afghanistan there's been an explosion at a memorial after the after for the slain brother of hamid karzai. the government says a senior cleric was killed and 11 others wounded. ahmed wali karzai, a powerful political presence in kandahar, was killed this week at home by an associate. president hamid karzai was not at today's service. indian officials say they have no leads in yesterday's deadly bombing in mumbai. three bombs exploded during rush hour killing at least 17 and wounded 131 people. police say there was no warning and no group has claimed responsibility for that. in 2008, terrorists killed 166 people during a siege that lasted several days. u.s. lawmakers have asked
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the attorney general to investigate rupert murdoch. they want to know if murdoch's company broke any u.s. laws for allegedly bribing police in the phone hacking scandal that forced murdoch to close his largest paper. mean dock pulled the plug on a it is 12 billion business deal. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: it's a sight many people thought they would never see, media titan rupert murdoch in retreat. he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful, it's got to be addressed at every level and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess he created. >> reporter: prime minister cameron met with the parents of the teenage girl, milly dowler, whose cell phone lies at the heart of the scandal. she was murdered in 2002 but only last monday the public
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learned her phone had been hacked by murdoch's paper "news of the world" and messages were even deleted which gave milly's parents false hope that she was still alive. mark lewis is the dowler family's lawyer. >> the people could not ignore the fact and newspapers could not ignore the fact that a dad's little girl was having her phone hacked. i mean how far, how low do you have to stoop? >> reporter: it set off ten days' worth of dirty tricks allegations that murdoch papers had hacked the voice mails of families touched by tragedy and paid off the police. eight people have so far been arrested and the "news of the world" shut down. murdoch's top managers including british ceo rebekah brooks and his son, james, face questions now from investigators about
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what they knew and when. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. just ahead on the "morning news" how beer could solve the government shutdown in minnesota. plus the few, the crowd, the doubledating. could mila kunis and justin timberlake both go to the marines ball? on us. frontline plus kills but doesn't repel. any tick that isn't repelled or killed may attach and make a meal of us. [ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian about k9 advantix ii. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites...
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it's the at&t network... a possible major breakthrough in preventing the spread of hiv and aids. the centers for disease control did studies involving heterosexual men and women in africa. 1,200 people took travata or a placebo. those who track to travata were 60% less likely to become infected with hiv. >> it prevents the virus from taking hold in your body and reproducing within your blood stream and cells. >> researchers say the results were so encouraging they stopped the study and offered the medication to all the participants. a new poll says china could replace the u.s. as the world's leading superpower. the annual poll conducted in 22
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countries finds while the u.s. is better regarded now the majority believe china will or already has gained the top spot. even here in the u.s. 46% agree china will replace the u.s. and most said that it's a bad thing. on the "cbs moneywatch" a truck recall and how suds could end the minnesota shutdown. ashley morrison is here in new york with the latest on that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. the threat by moody's to lower the u.s. credit rating caused a down day for the asian markets. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong's hang seng dropped a fraction. today wall street gets another round of earnings. theity les on retail sales and a look at the weekly jobless claim numbers. also fed reserve chairman ben bernanke continues his testimony on capitol hill. wednesday he told lawmakers the fed would consider several options to jump-start the economy if it doesn't improve soon. that gave stocks a big boost. the dow gained almost 45 points while the nasdaq was up 15.
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numbers released overnight show foreclosures fell nearly 30% in the first half of the year but that's not because of any actual improvement in the housing market. analysts say paperwork and procedural delays are pushing the process further and further back, an estimated 1 million foreclosures that should have taken place this year will now happen in 2012 or later. chrysler is recalling its best selling vehicle, more than 240,000 ram pickup trucks from 2008 through 2011 are being recalled because of a steering problem, a part near the left wheel can fracture and cause loss of steering, a few minor crashes have been reported. chrysler will fix the problem free of charge. and a solution may be brewing to the minnesota government shutdown. it's all about the beer, made by the miller coors brewing company. it may have be taken off store shelves because the company's
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sales licenses have expired and there are no state workers working who can cash the checks and renew the licenses. betty if push comes to shove the angry beer drinkers may force the issue. that's one way to get it done. >> yes, it is. beware. ashley morrison here in new york, thank you, ashley. first mila kunis, now justin timberlake? >> justin, you want to call out my girl, mila, i'm going to call you out and ask you to go to the marine corps ball with me on november 12th in washington, d.c. and if you can't go, hit me up and all i'll say is cry me a river. >> just days after marine sergeant scott moore asked mila out, another asked justin timberlake. there is word mila may have to cancel on her marine over a scheduling conflict. let's just say, quite a few people might be upset over that. straight ahead your
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time for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows showers in the northwest and storm clouds along the plains and thunderstorms are drifting through the southeast. later today though it will be pleasant in the northeast with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, expected to be hot and muggy in the south and southeast and the west coast should be cool and sunny. in sports for the first time in 12 years the u.s. women's team is going to the world cup final. and abby wambach came through again in the 79th minute against france. she goes high for the corner kick and heads it into the goal, putting the u.s. up by one. then three minutes later, alex morgan puts the match out of reach. the u.s. moves on beating france 3-1. they'll play japan on sunday in the final. japan came from behind to beat sweden 3-1, it is the first time they've ever made it to the championship round. now to football, the deadline to open training camp is next week so nfl owners and
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players are going to meet again today. they met yesterday here in new york but made little headway to end the four-month-long lockout. one of the key sticking points is how to structure the new rookie salary system. and when the lockout ends the vikings will be back in the metrodome. this time here's time lapped photography of the roof that has been raised. the project to rebuild cost $22 million and the metrodome as you recall collapsed back in december after 17 inches of snow fell in just one day. that is back up and running now. and when we return another look at this morning's top stories, plus gridlock to end all gridlock, los angeles gets ready for car-mageddon. carmagaeddon. do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'?
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it will be another hot and humid day with temperatures hitting the triple digits. here's another look at this morning's top stories, the debt limit negotiations are not going well. president obama and republican leaders remain sharply divided after yesterday's meeting. the president rejected demands for a short term extension saying enough is enough. the phone hacking scandal forced rupert murdoch to withdraw from a $12 billion business deal. lawmakers in the u.s. asked the attorney general to start an investigation. even with the billions of dollars spent since 9/11, major questions are being raised in congress about airport security. sandra hughes reports. >> reporter: government statistics show more than 25,000 security breaches at american airports since november 2001, that adds up to an average of five security breaches at each of the 457 airports across the country.
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congressman jason chaffetz chairs the house subcommittee on national security and is demanding answers from the transportation security administration. >> unfortunately we have to be right all the time. terrorists only have to get lucky once. >> reporter: since the september 11th terror attacks the u.s. has spent billions of dollars to revamp airport screening and the tsa insists the problems amount to less than 1% of the 5.5 billions screened in the past ten years. >> tsa's goal is to work with airport authorities to stay ahead of the evolving terrorist threats. >> reporter: a security breach is broadly defined, it can be anything from a checked bag being misplaced to someone being arrested for trying to get past a security checkpoint. just this past week a cleaning crew found a stun gun own a jetblue airplane at new work airport. the latest scrutiny comes at the height of the summer travel season. the tsa is already taking heat for its aggressive screening policies, including patdowns on children and elderly people and screening machines that see
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through clothing. the tsa insists all of it is necessary to protect the flying public. sandra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. if you thought l.a. traffic is bad now, just you wait. this weekend the city is closing a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeway, one of the busiest roads in the country. every day 500,000 cars depend on that stretch to get from west l.a. to the san fernando valley. because it is so heavily traveled, it needs to be widens and because it has to be widened it has to be closed and that is going to make for epic gridlock. officials are expecting traffic in both directions to be backed up for more than 60 miles. >> it's going to be worse than obama coming to town and that's already a nightmare in itself so i plan on hibernating. >> no one's going to be able to go to work, period and if it goes until monday, there's going to be a lot of honking and a lot of car accidents. >> going to be a lot of stuff going on there.
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a most pleasant day, he's over in the first warning weather center. >> it is absolutely gorgeous, let's go ahead and look a look at some temperatures, the temperatures and the dew points, the story of the morning. low 50s and 60s, 69 degrees on tv hill. we have dew points a couple of days ago in the low 70s. that is a temperature change from the 24 hours ago of 10 degrees. 10 degrees cooler and noticeably less humid. right now than at this time yesterday. 82 by lunch on its way to a high of a very pleasant 85. 83 this evening. don, it's going to be a great day. take it away pal. here's what we got our eye on for you today.
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the bombings in mumbai. investigators in india have no leads into yesterday's bombings that killed 17 people. a day off on orbit. and president guilaini? president rudy giuliani is heading is new york. a doctor is stripped of his right to practice medicine. ripped from the scene of "csi." how city detectives tracked down an accused kidnapper. and -- >> my name is brandon, a >> a mascot attack, the story behind the pretty bizarre 911 call. more news, first warning weather and your first traffic report of the morning in a
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